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Fuel protest fails to materialise

The much-hyped fuel protest which led to panic buying at the pumps failed to materialise today, with just a handful of demonstrators taking part.
Hundreds of people were expected to turn out at refineries across the country, but the biggest protest stretched to about a dozen outside the Shell refinery in Jarrow, south Tyneside.

Ray Holloway, from the Petrol Retailers Association, said the low turn-out was 'really rather predictable'.